If you think that your grill is only for cooking your main dish, you might be surprised to find that you can create a number of amazing dishes right on your BBQ. Food can include side dishes, but in my family, desserts are a must. If you’re not sure how to create delicious desserts on your BBQ, consider one of these ideas and finish off your meal with a sweet treat that’s sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.
Dessert BBQ Food: Grilled Fruit
If you think that fruit can’t be a satisfying sweet dessert, you’ve never tried it grilled. Peaches, pears and slices of pineapple turn even sweeter when they’re roasted over an open flame. I like to serve grilled fruit with a scoop of my grandmother’s homemade vanilla ice cream and it’s a treat that everyone in my family loves.
Dessert BBQ Food: Cherry Cobbler
Cherry cobbler is an easy dessert, especially since it doesn’t take a long time in the oven. Make yours on the grill by mixing together some fresh cherries with some canned cherry pie filling (don’t forget to remove the pits!) and sprinkle some oats mixed with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon on top. I bake everything in a foil pan for easy clean up (I’m always a fan of desserts that don’t require any clean up since I’m usually too full to move afterwards!) and serve the cobbler with some ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
Dessert BBQ Food: S’mores
Although typically enjoyed around a campfire, my family loves having s’mores at home. Although graham crackers and chocolate bars go perfectly with toasted marshmallows, my latest variation was a major hit. Instead of graham crackers, we used chocolate chip cookies and instead of plain old chocolate, we used caramel filled chocolate bars. The end result was sweet, but delightful and my kids begged for s’more!
Dessert BBQ Food: Cowboy Cones
Summer screams for ice cream, but ice cream and the grill don’t mesh. Instead, we fill a sugar cone with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and a smear or two of peanut butter. We wrap them in some foil and toss them on the grill and we end up with a sweet, sugary gooey mess that everyone loves.
If you thought that the BBQ was only used for main dishes, consider making one of these desserts. They might just change your mind!